Julia and Chris’ wedding was my last wedding in Charleston this year, and it was so bittersweet! Every time I’ve been back this year, the weather is more perfect than I remember, making me ask myself “why did we move again?!” Middleton Place has been on my venue bucket list ever since I started my photography journey. Not only is it the most beautiful plantation in Charleston, but we also used to live right down the street and spent many Saturday’s walking the beautiful grounds there. I’m so grateful to not only have shot a wedding at this jaw dropping venue, but Julia and Chris’ wedding in particular.
They are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met and I had so much fun hanging out with this darling couple.
Between how they look at each other and how easy going they were, it didn’t take long for me to find out that Julia and Chris are truly kind, thoughtful people. I didn’t have the chance to meet Julia and Chris at an engagement session before their wedding day, since they live in Connecticut and weren’t planning to come back to Charleston before the wedding day. They had been to Charleston several times before on vacation, so when Chris proposed and they started planning their wedding, Julia knew that she had to come back to have dreamy Middleton Place wedding photos in Charleston, SC!
Where we captured their wedding photos at Middleton Place in Charleston, SC
The bridal party got ready at The Inn, where we photographed their details, getting ready photos, and individual bridal party photos! We then met at the inner gardens of Middleton Place for Julia and Chris’ ‘first touch’! We opted for a ‘first touch’ instead of a ‘first look’ for some of their wedding photos at Middleton Place in Charleston, SC because it allowed them to stay more traditional while still having a moment together just the two of them. During their ‘first touch’ they read each other’s letters that they had written to each other- it was very sweet! Their ceremony was at the picturesque Octagonal Garden. The sunlight glowing through the Spanish Moss was oh, so romantic! Afterwards we photographed their bride and groom portraits in front of the main house in a horse drawn carriage. I can’t wait for you to see their Charleston wedding photos at Middleton Place that are straight out of a storybook!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Penney!
Thank you for trusting me to take your wedding photos! I enjoyed spending time with you and all of your friends and family! I have no doubt that your love will last a lifetime and I can’t wait to see where life takes you! I hope you love your wedding photos at Middleton Place in Charleston, SC!
Thank you to the amazing vendor team that helped make their day so special!
Venue: Middleton Place
Planning + Coordination: The Coordination Company
Florals: Rosebay Florals
Dress: Mariella Creations
Menswear: Mens Wearhouse
Hair + Makeup: Alter Image Hair + Makeup
Catering: Middleton Place
Cake: Wild Flour Pastry
Officiant: Your Charleston Wedding Officiant